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in a tremendous round of applause for senator dick lugar? [applause] when i began this campaign, the senator was not my enemy. he is not now my enemy, he will never be my enemy. he was simply over the last 15 months, my opponent. as i have told so many people, especially when i've had the chance to talk to young people, this race is not about animosity. it is about ideas. it is about the direction of the republican party. it is about the direction of our country. [applause] i have been asked a lot today by the news media, what symbol does this victory send to those around the state and across the nation? i think there are two messages that can be found today. number one, hoosier republicans want to see the republicans in the senate taking a more conservative track. [applause] number two, to those people who are conservatives who for the first time in their lives in the last two or three years decided to step out of their comfort zone and start working, some under the umbrella of the tea party, and other conservative groups, those people are wondering if they can do the impossible. my friends
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to run for dick lugar's senate seat could not be more different than the man he hopes to replace. look at how richard mourdock defined bipartisanship to chuck todd this morning on "the daily rundown." >> bipartisanship ought to consist of democrats coming to the republican point of view. we entered this campaign wanting to be a voice and hoping to give more of a national voice to the idea that republicans and more specifically, conservatives, would be in the majority of the united states senate and the house, and hopefully, that we have a republican in the white house. if we do that, bipartisanship means they have to come our way. to me, the highlight of politics, frankly, is to inflict my opinion on someone else on a microphone or in front of a camera to win them over to my point of view. >> inflict my opinion on someone else. joining me now, former new jersey senator bill bradley, managing director of allen & company and author of "we can all do better," available in stores and online now. senator, so great to see you again. when you left the senate in 1996, it seemed as though you w
. that's the statement from dick lugar after losing his seat. john carry of massachusetts called lugar's loss a tragedy saying in part it is a blow to the institution during a period when the institution itself has been strained. vice president joe biden tweeted this. the senate lost a brilliant strategic mind, a man with absolute integrity. he will be missed. the chair woman of the dnc, debbie wasserman schultz said the republican party is now indistinguishable from the tea party. the members were a bit concerned mourdock may not fare well with democrats. dick lugar has lost his senate seat after 36 years. voters were out in force in the overwhelmingly approved an e amendment that bans same-sex marriage in that state. at mendment passed with 61% of the vote making north carolina the 30th state now in the country to support a constitutional privilege saying marriage is between one 3457b and one woman. they say it could strain custody battles for couples who are married out of wedlock. white house press secretary said president obama's views of the issue are, quote, evolving. poses a un
with the end of an era. senator dick lugar will not be heading back to capital hill. it was not close. senator lugar first elected in 1976 lost by 22 points last night to state trish remember richard mourdock. outside spending groups poured millions of dollars into this race. senator lugar was criticized by conservatives for being too moderate and spending too much time outside of the state. he issued a statement condemning mr. mourdock's politics. his unrelenting partisan mind set is irreconcilable with my philosophy. he will encounter roadblocks in congress and he will have more republicans who will embrace the same. his prime mission is to cleanse the party. that's the statement from dick lugar after losing his seat. john carry of massachusetts called lugar's loss a tragedy saying in part it is a blow to the institution during a period when the institution itself has been strained. vice president joe biden tweeted this. the senate lost a brilliant strategic mind, a man with absolute integrity. he will be missed. the chair woman of the dnc, debbie wasserman schultz said the republican party
was the strongest force? >> i think dick lugar lost for two reasons. he lost because conservatives -- the conservative wing of the republican party targeted him both within the party and outside groups. and they decided he was going to be their number one priority for defeat this cycle. and he lost because of dick lugar. he ran a bad campaign. he ran a campaign that did not speak to indiana voters. he did not focus on the issues that indiana voters cared about. and he could never come up with a good response to the criticisms against us. one, that a significant factor in losing this race, about how he had not owned a home in the state since 1977. he bumbled the response to that. it fed a storyline that he had been in washington too long. and it was time for someone else to come in. he also was hit by a fusillade of negative attack ads and $4.5 million -- gwen: paid for by -- >> tea party groups or other conservative groups and almost entirely negative against lugar. so he did not run the campaign he needed to run but also a weariness within the state of his record. and for the thin
consequential on the republican race. nbc news can predict that dick lugar lost his seat. richard mourdock is state treasurer. he's run three times before and lost each time. all the people left on the tea party side of things decided that richard mourdock is the guy they wanted to dump money on and end the 36 year career of senator lugar. he's never been controversial in indiana. he's won past elections by more than 30-point margins. in 2006, he won by 75 points. the democrats didn't run somebody against him. he got 87% of the vote. in terms of policy, he's always been just a mainstream conservative. one in expertise in foreign policy and arms control. those are not always very partisan things. they are the kind of political issues on which there's room for bipartisan agreement, which is why senator lugar turned up in a campaign. >> the single most important national security we face is the nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorist. i reached out to senator dick lugar to help lock down weapons. we have to lead the entire world to reduce that threat. >> for democratic candidate s
mentioned, dick lugar struggled with the fact he had residency issues. did he actually have an address in indiana? never a great thing when you're running. he also had to defend lots of votes in a republican primary. not ideal. things like voting for t.a.r.p. some of his votes on judges. just yesterday, he was out on the campaign trail defending earmarks. when you think earmarks are a good or bad thing the government does, they're not popular among the average voter at this point. so i think in some ways, dick lugar, it is a little bit self-inflicted because i know that people sat down with him and said 16 months ago this is going to be a tough race. you need to do this, this, and this in order to win it. i think he ultimately decided he wasn't comfortable changing kind of the core of who he had been in the senate. admirable, but likely to cause him to lose tonight. >> and lose to the state treasurer, richard mourdock, who is not just a tea party candidate. he's also a well-known hoosier figure. >> right. he's a state-wide elected official, number one. the thing that i will say is dick
relations committee. it's no secret that dick lugar's loss last night is going to be particularly felt by all of us who've had the privilege of working with him on the senate foreign relations committee, and that's whether he was the chairman of the committee -- and i've served under him when he was chairman -- or whether he's been a member of the committee and the ranking member, as he is now, and as i've privileged to serve with him. whether you agreed with him or not, whether he had the gavel or whether he didn't have the gavel dick lugar had an approach to the senate and to governing that was always the same. he was serious, he was thoughtful, and he refused to allow this march to an orthodoxy about ideology and partisan politics to get in the way of what he thought was the responsibility of a senator and, indeed, the need of the country to have people come together and find the common ground. he dug deeply into some of foreign policy's most vexing issues, and his expertise on complicated issues that were honed over 36 years really can't be replicated. that's something we're going
in the united states senate, dick lugar, richard nixon's favorite mayor, gets yanked by republicans. the state of of the republican party. this morning we'll talk to both parties looking to take lugar's seat. and another hotbed of discontent. wisconsin democrats pick their man in the fast approaching recall vote on governor scott walker. we'll take a deep dive into the fierce fight that's only 27 days away from today. and mitt romney, another one of those pivots to november. this time it actually felt like on one. this is "the daily rundown." startling revelations about the double agent who ended up blow up that yemen bomb plot. lots to get to this morning. we know about indiana senator richard lugar. he was rejected by his own party in a double-digit defeat that was just one of last night's ballot blowouts. the results went largely as expected in indiana, north carolina, west virginia and wisconsin. the surprises were in the margins of victory. murdoch beat lugar by 20 points, 61% to lugar's 39%. new york overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment that will constitutional will b
. >> i have worked with the republican senator dick lugar to pass a law. >> what i did was reach out to senator dick lugar. >> i'm interesting in figuring out my foreign policy i associate myself with joe biden or with dick lugar. >> all right. that should give you a sense of how pleasant that campaign was although i'm sure some media companies made money in indiana in the past month. out of state donors backing both candidates have poured $4 million into the senate primary race. the national antitax group club for growth alone spent $1.7 million. lugar says if he loses negative campaign will be why. it is not just in indiana. across the country centers for republicans are facing tough challenges. republican senator olympia snowe retiring and lieberman. john avalon is with us, james carville. a late night. i got a little red light going off and something coming from your camp. let me start with you. this is pretty tragic that we have gotten to this point where working together is a negative thing. that attack add was rather grim. >> that attack add expresses what is going on right no
at walgreens. united states senate, dick lugar lost last night to a tea party candidate. i toke to the winner. mr. mourdock, congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> what do you believe the firing offense was? >> it was much more resounding, even more than we expected on our team. i think for a long time, mr. lugar had been out of touch with the state. he moved out of state in 1977. when the issue came up, he filed a lawsuit saying he doesn't have to live in indiana. that sent a message he doesn't want to be here. >> senator lugar put out a lengthy statement, a manifesto of sorts, and he endorses you but he does so it seems reluctantly. "i want him to be a good senator but that will require himto revise his stated goal of bringing more partisanship." >> i said bipartisanship ought to come to the democrats point of view. we wanted to give more to the national voice to the ideas that republicans and more specifically conservatives would be in the majority of the senate and the house and hopefully we'll have a republican in the white house. that means they have to come our way. if we're succe
in 1976 for dig dick lugar could come to an end tonight. >> and what did you learn? >> it's "morning joe." stick around for chuck. >> all right. >>> the white house grapples with renewed scrutiny over the president's position on gay marriage as north carolina voters weigh in on a gay marriage ban today. will tar heels follow california's example or arizona's? plus -- plame blame it on tea parter fervor or washington -- dick lugar's career is likely coming to an end. another sign washington is undergoing profound change. >>> and the cia says it foil add frightening plot by al qaeda to bomb a schedule airliner with an upgraded version of the underwear bomb that may have made it through security. proof the terror network isn't dead yet. good morning from washington. it's tuesday, may 8, 2012. this is the "daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. a huge day in politics. lots of huge news. we're going to get to the latest on the thwarted terror plot in a moment. first, let's get right to my first political reads of the morning. so if it's tuesday, you know how i feel? somebody's voting somewhere. toda
republican in the u.s. senate is fighting for his political life in indiana. 830-year-old dick lugar is -- 80-year-old dick lugar is up against the state treasurer, a tea party favorite. lugar is dismissing arguments that his age makes him out of touch with reality. the republican lawmaker has served in the senate for 36 years. >>> presumive republican presidential nominee mitt romney is getting the backing of another primary rival. rick santorum sent out an e- mail monday night. he commended romney on a tough campaign, and he says he is endorsing the former massachusetts governor in his bid to beat president obama in november. >>> a showdown is expected in the senate today when lawmakers vote on a democratic plan to keep the federal loan interest rate from doubling on july 1. republicans do not like the democrats' proposal to pay for the legislation with a payroll tax increase on some corporations. the g.o.p. wants to take money from president owe bam pa's health care -- obama's health care overhaul. >>> we have an update on the health of d.c. music legend chuck brown who has been in the hos
's kelly o'donnell. >> reporter: indiana republican senator dick lugar faced an unusual kind of political peril today. >> we're going to take the republicans out? >> reporter: he's widely respected here. considered unbeatable for decades, but tonight in a stinging defeat, lugar has been rejected by his own party, after serving 36 years. >> he's been a wonderful senator, especially in his early years. but at this point, i feel like it's time for a forward looking person. >> endangers our national security. >> reporter: lugar built a national reputation as a statesman on foreign policy, but made himself vulnerable at home. >> he's out of touch with the people of indiana. he never comes back here. heck, he doesn't even have a home here. >> reporter: that fact, he sold his indiana house back in the 1970s, suddenly hurts him now, when so much of the country is fed up with washington incumbents. could you have done more to stay connected to your home state? >> i've been perfectly connected all the way along. it's a ridiculous charge. how could anybody be more hoosier? >> reporter: outside conse
jobs, it would be interesting to know what dick lugar would get in retirement plus his healthcare plan that we the taxpayers are going to pay. and it would also be interesting to know what was he worth when he went into congress and what is his net worth now. because i'm thinking being in the senate, that's big money. that's the job to have. >> stephanie: he was the one reasonable republican that would probably agree with you on many issues. by the way chuck hangel, the latest reasonable republican to talk about how [cuckoo clock] this party has become. it started with danforth in missouri said his party was becoming increasingly inconsequential following the defeat of dick lugar. he said reagan wouldn't identify with this party as a streak of intolerance and the republican party that scares people. ronald reagan was never driven by ideological. he wanted limited government but he used it many times and he would work with the other party now. he talks about it just -- republican party is having difficulty facing up to
. senator dick lugar is out, losing to a candidate backed by the tea party, indiana state treasurer richard mourdock. >> jon: no, not dick lugar! not our most porn-named senator! (laughter) other than senator johnny giantballs. (laughter) after only 36 years in the senate? he was only 12 years away from getting something done. (laughter) well, congress has been somethat that tphapbt. maybe this new guy will get things done. >> i have a mind-set that says bipartisanship ought to consist of republicandemocrats coming te republican point of view. >> jon: wow, completely redefining the meaning of words. (laughter) you're going do great in the senate. we'll be right we're a little early for this thing... want to hop in the back and get weird? no. no. ♪ ugh, no! [ sighs ] we can have hotdogs for dinner?! yes. [ male announcer ] it's nice to finally say "yes." new oscar mayer selects. it's yes food. (cheers and applause). >> jon: welcome back. so we talked about the president earlier. and along with the same-sex marriage announcement you may have heard president obama has a new lady in his life
. >> jon: no, not dick lugar! not our most porn-named senator! (laughter) other than senator johnny giantballs. (laughter) after only 36 years in the senate? he was only 12 years away from getting something done. (laughter) well, congress has been somethat that tphapbt. maybe this new guy will get things done. >> i have a mind-set that says bipartisanship ought to consist of republicandemocrats coming te republican point of view. >> jon: wow, completely redefining the meaning of words. (laughter) you're going do great in the senate. we'll be right ba (cheers and applause). >> jon: welcome back. so we talked about the president earlier. and along with the same-sex marriage announcement you may have heard president obama has a new lady in his life and she... i should explain. it's call "the life of julia" and it's a new web ad explaining how the average american woman might benefit from obama's policies. from some affordable student loans to government health insurance to other... oh, my god! look out for the bus! oh! oh! (laughter) it's just all so realistic. (laughter) the whole som
times magazine." tea party challenger richard mourdock ousted senator dick lugar in last night's primary after 36 years in office. he grated mourdock but offered an ominous prediction for congress, writing "what mourdock has promised in this campaign is reflexible votes for a rejectionist orthodoxy and rigid opposition to the actions and proposals of the other party. if that attitude prevails in american politics, our government will remain mired in the dysfunction we have witnessed during the last several years, and i believe that if this attitude expands in the republican party, we will be relegated to minority status." mourdock responded to this, this morning on "the daily rundown." >> what i've said is i certainly think that bipartisanship ought to consist of democrats coming to the republican point of view. >> well, there's that. joining us now from washington is former rnc chair and msnbc political analyst, the notorious michael steele. chairman steele, is this win, is mourdock's win a good thing for the republican party? >> well, yeah. i mean, i think it's -- you know, every win i
a new days ago, with senator dick lugar running for re-election in indiana. that seat was with essentially a 100% sure bet to remain republican. but dick lugar will not be on the ballot this fall. instead, the republican line will be held down by a hard-core tea party challenger who beat dick lugar in the primary. he's a guy who already ran for congress three times. he has lost three times. so now dick lugar's reliably 100% definitely republican seat might not actually turn blue. are we watching a replay of the christine o'donnell, ken buck, sharron angle, great republican botch of 2010? is this the sequel? we won't know until election night in november, but we'll know a little bit more in a few days. on friday, the choices are the moderate well-knowned former congress manning chris shays or wrestling executive linda mcmahon, who won the nomination in 2010 and then spent $50 million of her own money, trying to win a senate seat in 2010 and she lost, even in that super republican year. so we will see if connecticut keeps up the trend of what dick lugar is calling the pu
't. >> that was a new ad by indiana state senator dick lugar. one recent poll showed lugar trailing by ten points. before we get to that race, some breaking news. the senate has rejected a procedural motion to move forward on the bill to move the student loan interest. both parties have said they don't want this to happen, but their disagreement comes down to one thing, how to pay for it. so congress still isn't functioning. let's talk about the dynamics in congress a little bit. we've talked about the exodus of moderates from house and senate. arnold schwarzenegger saying, in the current climate, the extreme right wing of the party is targeting anyone. peggy noonan saying the senate needs grown-ups. the entire american government. katherine, what's going on? >> just go down the list. we're talking about campaign financer or the student loan comment. the rules in the senate are done so you need 60 votes to get something out of committee. that's ludicrous. all these driven by far right and rarely, these days, left idiologs. unless you combat those rule changes to create that fairer and more level
dick lugar looks like he is not going to have a big tuesday. i will hear some of the sound we hear from him. >> america faces serious challenges. but the determination is unbreakable. it's the spirit that guides me every day in the senate. my job has been to live up to the ideals of the state. >> dick lugar has been spent thousands of dollars telling you things about me that are not true. he thinks the campaign is about me. it's not about him either. it's the state's future. >> that is the state treasurer richard mourdach who according to polls looks like he is going to defeat richard lugar. who knows? nobody has voted yet. you are excited about that. >> i am, as an individual, a conservative, we are very excited. and this is going to greta's point. you read the tea party, it's done with, it had its heyday. they should never write something like that. lugar has been in washington 36 years. he doesn't own a home in indiana. he just lives here. he has a farm back there and visits. and you know what, americans, they have had it. >> you might want to hold that euphoria. the polls show that
dick lugar 60-40. big win for conservatives and the tea party. murdoch will face democratic challenger representative joe donnelly in november. president obama released a statement praising the long-term republican senator dick lugar last night. praising him specifically for his tendency to reach across the aisle and work with colleagues on a bipartisan basis. for his part lugar himself endorsed the need for more bipartisan in a statement he released after his concession speech last evening. >>> gay rights advocates are going to look up all possible legal and political options to overturn amendment one in north carolina. it did pass 61-39 yesterday. but a poll showed that 46% of voters didn't understand the extent of what they were voting for. in wisconsin, tom barrett will face off against governor scott walker. that recall election is june 5th. we'll be right back. >>(narrator) gavin newsom, lieutenant governor of california, and former mayor of san francisco is coming to current tv. >>every night on cable news ne
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